How to use a wildcard in Excel formula

How to use a wildcard in Excel formula

Excel supports wildcard characters in formulas to find values that share a simple pattern. For example, if you are looking for a string with known ending or beginning, and unknown characters in the middle, you can use wildcard characters to tell Excel to look for all...
How to do a wildcard search in Excel

How to do a wildcard search in Excel

Excel’s Find and Replace feature is a versatile tool that can help you find specific values in your workbook. You can capitalize on this feature by using wildcard characters to find values that share a similar pattern. If you know how your search value starts...
How to remove blank rows in Excel using sorting

How to remove blank rows in Excel using sorting

Blank rows can be a not so small nuisance in data collection applications. In addition to making data management harder, an unorganized data set filled with blanks can mess with your calculations. Furthermore, Excel uses blanks as limits of ranges when you add a...
How to remove blank rows in Excel using filters

How to remove blank rows in Excel using filters

Blank rows can be a not so small nuisance in data collection applications. In addition to making data management harder, an unorganized data set filled with blanks can mess with your calculations. Furthermore, Excel uses blanks as limits of ranges when you add a...
How to calculate standard deviation in Excel

How to calculate standard deviation in Excel

One of the fundamental operations of statistical analysis is calculating the standard deviation of a data set. In this article, we’re going to show you how to calculate standard deviation in Excel using the STDEV.S and STDEV.P functions. Syntax =STDEV.S( array...
How to calculate mean in Excel

How to calculate mean in Excel

Calculating the mean of numbers is one of staples of statistical analysis processes. In this article, we’re going to show you how to calculate mean in Excel using the AVERAGE formula. Syntax =AVERAGE( array of numbers ) Steps Begin by creating the formula...
How to create a multi-level Excel lookup

How to create a multi-level Excel lookup

VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP or their predecessor LOOKUP are Excel’s most famous lookup functions. However, these functions can search a value only in a single dimension, meaning that you can’t search horizontally and vertically. Unfortunately, there are no formulas...